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Tips for dealing with stress over the Christmas period

Christmas can be one of the most stressful times of the year.  Our Head of Counselling, Teresa Johnstone wrote a poignant article in 2013 giving tips for dealing with stress and anxiety over the Christmas period.



By |December 1st, 2015|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Study highlights long-term mental health effects of bullying

Those bullied by peers often suffer even worse long-term mental health outcomes than those maltreated by adults early in life, according to a new study.


By |September 18th, 2015|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Exploring the Unconscious Mind

Defense mechanisms are patterns of feelings, thoughts or behaviours that are unconscious.  These mechanisms can be either healthy or unhealthy, depending on what they are and how they are used.  They are meant to reduce stress, anxiety and internal conflict – a way to cope with the world.


By |September 8th, 2015|Uncategorised|0 Comments

WHO reports on alarming increase in rates of depression

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued a report on depression statistics stating that the number of people who experience depression is doubling every ten years and that by 2020 igt will be the most pervasive illness in the world and the second leading cause of death.  WHO also states that depression currently ranks second […]

By |August 23rd, 2015|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Susie Orbach: 40 years on, fat is still a feminist issue…

…and even more so than when she wrote her seminal book in 1978, says the British Psychotherapist.


By |August 10th, 2015|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Psychodynamic Counselling merits discussed in Forbes Magazine

Forbes magazine produced an interesting article which discussed the merits of psychodynamic therapy.  “The beauty of ‘talk therapy’ especially forms like psychodynamic, is that it addresses not just the symptons but also the causes of one’s problems.  Antidepressants, though essential for some people, don’t exactly get to the underlying source.  If you’re not getting to […]

By |July 21st, 2015|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Attachment Theory on Netflix

Recommended by one of our counsellors is the following programme available on Netflix which includes old footage of Harlow’s monkey experiments:

The Dark Matter of Love Documentary

Adoptive parents learn that the reality of bonding with children who’ve grown up in institutions is more difficult than they ever imagined.

Professor Emeritus Dr Robert Marvin has spent a lifetime […]

By |February 10th, 2015|Uncategorised|0 Comments

About Psychodynamic Counselling

This short video sums up what psychodynaic therapy is and how it is used in a counselling environment.

By |August 13th, 2014|Uncategorised|0 Comments

What’s in a Name Counsellor?

A blog from one of our Counsellors.

A while ago I saw a trailer for a film called The Counsellor.  Apparently the counsellor in question is a hotshot lawyer, smart, ambitious and morally flexible, working for the drug-trafficking industry.  Not much like any of us at SBC, then.  As we already know from American TV shows, […]

By |May 27th, 2014|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Last Chance to Learn How To Survive Parenting!

Our Surviving Parenting Course starts next week:

Thursdays 12-2pm, 10 Week Course

Dates: 8th May – 17th July 2014. Half term 29th May.

This course will consider the difficulties, many of which are emotional, we face as parents. Are we good enough and what can we do better? Can a greater understanding of our own history prevent us […]

By |April 30th, 2014|Uncategorised|0 Comments